FLX Foodie Photo of the Week: Microgreens on a Grey Day

Most trees have dropped nearly all of their leaves on this Monday dominated by a cloudy sky and drizzling rain, so we thought we'd highlight a photo that shows the lush greenery that you can grow and add to your plate for today's FLX Foodie Photo of the Week.
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Photo provided by Petra Page-Mann

Most trees have dropped nearly all of their leaves on this Monday dominated by a cloudy sky and drizzling rain, so we thought we’d highlight a photo that shows the lush greenery that you can grow and add to your plate for today’s FLX Foodie Photo of the Week. This photo specifically shows radish microgreens. Microgreens are basically seedlings of edible plants. This incredible close-up was taken by Petra Page-Mann, who owns Fruition Seeds based in Naples which cultivates hundreds of certified organic herbs, flowers, and vegetables in addition to utilizing seed-saving practices to drive flavors.

You can get expert gardening tips from Petra on growing microgreens during the winter months in this coming Friday’s FLX Garden column on EdibleFingerLakes.com! You can also find resources for growing microgreens and a variety of other beautiful and delicious plants on Fruition Seed’s website—there’s even an amazing time-lapse video that shows the steps and processes of growing microgreens created by Trevor of Larkin & Trevor Photography.

If you are interested in learning more about microgreens and in buying some of your own, check out Maggie’s Greens in Waterloo which focuses on growing microgreens year-round and salad mixes during the summer months. Maggie O’Reilly, a Hobart and William Smith Colleges graduate, launched Maggie’s Greens, and her greens have been featured on menus at Stan’s Waterloo, The Red Dove Tavern, Halsey’s, and Kindred Fare. To learn more visit: www.maggiesgreens.com.

If you are a professional photographer and you want to share a photo to be considered for our FLX Foodie Photo of the Week, please your photo(s) to us at info@ediblefingerlakes.com.

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